15 06, 2019

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China recently. Pakistan’s leading research establishment signed various agreements with the leading Chinese research and academic institutions linked with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, an official of the ICCBS - University [...]

15 03, 2019

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?


Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences, saeedkhn@gmail.com, saeed.khan@duhs.edu.pk When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us to this miracle at St. [...]

15 11, 2018

Canada signs MoU with ICCBS-Karachi University


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brock University, Canada. According to the academic and research agreement, the Brock University and the research establishment of ICCBS will support promotion and extension of cooperation in ‘Scientific Research and Technology Development’ in the fields [...]

15 08, 2018

More than 6.7 m drug users in Pakistan


Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Beenish Zia while addressing a seminar said that the numbers of drug users have crossed around 6.7 million in Pakistan. The cost of purchase of narcotics every day is Rs.150 due to which the business of drugs purchase in the country has increased. She said these views while addressing a Seminar in [...]

15 07, 2018

Drug abuse rapidly increasing in Pakistan


Chairman Department of Psychiatry, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro and Psychiatrist of Sir Cowasji Jehangir Institute of Psychiatry Hyderabad Dr. Moin Ansari said that drug abuse is rapidly growing in Pakistan, especially among youth including those in colleges and universities, resulting in serious social and health implications while almost five per [...]

15 06, 2018

PHC sealed drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres


The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Thursday sealed five drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres and issued show-cause notices to another three. According to details, the PHC teams had conducted raids on 15 treatment centres in Lahore. They closed down Lahore Psychiatric Centre for not having required human resource and facilities, that is, psychiatrists, doctors, para-medical [...]

15 10, 2016

Pakistan to enhance indigenous vaccine production capacity


National Institute of Health today organized a Discussion Forum on Indigenous vaccine production. Leading pharmaceutical companies, public and private sector research and academic institution, non-governmental organizations and various Ministries and Divisions participated in the day long discussion forum. Secretary Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Sheikh presided the Discussion Forum. The forum took stock [...]

15 08, 2016

Pak Pharma & Health Care Expo : Pharmaceuticals stresses to link prices with inflation


Pharmaceuticals have demanded government to link drug prices with inflation and allow at least 50 percent of inflation rates to be increased. They also urged Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) to help domestic pharmaceutical industry to tap big international markets for exports. This was said by former Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) and Chairman [...]

15 03, 2016

Sysmex XN-3000TM – fully automatic hematology analyzer installed at Dow University


Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) installed Sysmex XN-3000 Automatic Haematology Analyzer at its Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Blood Diseases (DIEKIBD), Ojha Campus. The Inauguration Ceremony of the DIMC which was attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masoood Hameed Khan, Pro-Vc Prof. Dr. Masroor, Prof. Dr. Rana Qamar, Director QEC, Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sharafat, [...]

15 07, 2015

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman chairs major International Conferences in Boston, USA


Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, President of Network of Academies of Science of OIC Member States (NASIC) is co-chairing (along with the US Nobel Laureate Prof. Ferid Murad) two major inter-national conferences being held in Boston. A senior professor of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) said that this was an [...]

15 09, 2014

Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental


Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant cancer cells by testing repeated blood samples from patients with advanced prostate cancer.They set out a new 'treatment paradigm' - [...]

15 10, 2013

Tuberculosis gains at risk due to millions of missed patients, drug resistance


Progress in TB control can be substantially accelerated by addressing these challenges Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global [...]

15 09, 2013

ICCBS – A Centre of Excellence in quality research teaching & training


The education is the utmost necessity of life for the success of any nation. Comparing the education system of Pakistan from past to present, it is quite different. Earlier, the education system of Pakistan is not as much strong and stable as now. Currently the education in Pakistan is overseen by the government's ministry of [...]